This artist takes a new approach to educate people about the dangers of too much sugar.
We all know that consumption of too much sugar can harm the body, but most of us often don’t know how bad it can really be until…. you take a look at these pictures which will send fears all over your body and might even make you change your sugar habits.
These grisly pictures were commissioned by The Diabetes Association of Thailand and created by Thai designer Nattakong Jaengsem to inform the public about the dangers of consuming excessive sugar and to raise awareness to the dangers of type 2 diabetes. While we all sort of know the negative effects that sugar has on our teeth and weight, we most certainly forget that it can cause type 2 diabetes, which brings some devastating complications to the body including poor wound healing, gangrene (the death of flesh), ulcers, limb amputations and in worst cases, may even cause death.
The gruesome images show various types of confectionery treats arranged and structured to look like deep, infected holes in different parts of the body. With the help of the Bangkok branch of global advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather, Jaengsem came up with these simple-to-understand, but frightening recreations of diabetes-related wounds using the very “sweet treats” that causes them.
Having directly claimed more than 1.5 million lives in 2015, the World Health Organization predicts that diabetes is likely to be the seventh leading cause of death in the world come 2030. For now, these pictures may be horrifying to look at, but they will certainly make you think twice before grabbing the sugar bowl.